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Barrie Business Sustainability Symposium - April 7th, 2011

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Transition Barrie in cooperation with The Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce/BASE3 and the City of Barrie, are pleased to offer this ‘must attend’ forum on building resilience into your business.

DATE: Thursday April 7th, 2011
TIME: 4pm to 7pm
LOCATION: Southshore Community Centre
ADDRESS: 205 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie   
PRICE: FREE - attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Grocery Assistance Program
REGISTER: Seating for this event is limited; please click here to register.

“Greening your business is not about ‘Saving the Planet’; it’s about improving your bottom line”

Keynote speaker: Bob Willard, Business Executive, Teacher, Author and Sustainability Champion. The agenda will also include presentations by local cost reduction specialist on improving efficiencies in multiple aspects of your business that can improve your profitability.

Bob Willard is a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies and has given hundreds of keynote presentations to corporate, government, university, and NGO audiences. Bob applies his business and leadership experience from his 34-year career at IBM Canada to engage the business community in proactively avoiding risks and capturing  opportunities associated with environmental and social issues.

He has authored three books: The Sustainability Advantage (2002), The Next Sustainability Wave (2005), and The Sustainability Champion’s Guidebook (2009). In addition, his two DVDs, two spreadsheets, numerous webinars, and extensive Master Slide Set provide capacity-building resources for champions of sustainability. They provide quantified business justification for embracing sustainability strategies and proven guidance on how to transform organizations to sustainable enterprises.

Bob is on the advisory boards of The Natural Step Canada, Learning for a Sustainable Future, and Durham Sustain Ability, and is a member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), the Education Alliance for a Sustainable Ontario, and the Durham Region Roundtable on Climate Change (DRRCC).

He has a BSc from McGill University (1964), and an MEd (2000) and PhD (2005) from the University of Toronto.
A resident of Ontario, Bob is the proud owner of two hybrid cars: a Honda Accord Hybrid and a Honda Civic Hybrid.


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